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Duck Tales: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Edition

As we go into the holidays, let's celebrate the fact that the Anaheim Ducks became the first team in the NHL to have more than 50 points going into the holiday break.

Heading into the holiday break with a league leading 51 points!
Heading into the holiday break with a league leading 51 points!

DUCKS NEWS

  • No doubt about it--Cam Fowler's goal was a beauty. But his celebration was not. Womp womp. [Puck Daddy]
  • Here's a clear view of Sharks' John Scott hitting Tim Jackman with the butt-end of his stick. Dirty. [CBS Sports]
  • And regarding that hit, you'll probably see a suspension coming... [The Hockey News]
  • Fun Fact: Bruce Boudreau and Todd McLellan were once roomies! [LA Times]
  • Great news! Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin were at practice this past weekend! [Ducks]
  • Check out Ilya Bryzgalov's new mask, a tribute to Disney's Darkwing Duck. [Puck Daddy]
  • Injured Ducks taking time to heal before returning to ice. [LA Times]
  • 2014 Anaheim Ducks 10th overall draft pick Nick Ritchie makes the World Junior Hockey Team. [Orangeville Banner]

AROUND THE NHL

  • Will the first major sports league in Vegas really be...the NHL? [Grantland]
  • NFL and NBA have stepped awareness in the wake of the mumps virus spreading around the NHL. [ESPN]
  • NHL has warned 22 players for diving in 2014-15. [Puck Daddy]
  • Puck Luck: Five teams who have gotten the bounces. [The Sporting News]
  • Better late than never....Flyers' Rob Zepp started, debuting in the NHL after 13 years. [Puck Daddy]
  • Blackhawks make an 80's video for Jonathan Toews' All-Star bid. [The Sporting News]
  • Blackhawks Assistant Equipment Manager passed away Sunday morning. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy explains why the LA Kings aren't doing better. [Puck Daddy]